Final Speech

Time to Shine

Outline for your speech

PERSUASIVE SPEECH WORKSHEET

General Purpose To persuade

Specific Purpose To persuade my audience (that/to)__________________


Your Argument ___________________________________________________

INTRODUCTION:

I. Attention Material (i.e. the “hook”)

a. A story or example that “sets the scene” for your reader and gets them interested in what you want to argue.

b. A clear segue that tells the reader, “I use this story in order to discuss the issue of _______________.”

II. Orienting Material

a. Statement of your argument (“In this speech, I want to argue that ______________________”)

b. Reason why this issue is important, and why people should care

c. Discussion of where you are getting the research you’ll cite in your speech

d. Definitions for any crucial terms you’ll be using in your speech.

(Transition sentence, here)

BODY:

III. Statement of Reasons for Argument: Reason #1

a. Further explanation of reason #1

b. Evidence to back up reason #1

IV. Statement of Reasons for Argument: Reason #2

a. Further explanation of reason #2

b. Evidence to back up reason #2

V. Statement of Reasons for Argument: Reason #3

a. Further explanation of reason #3

b. Evidence to back up reason #3

(You may add more than three Reasons for Argument if you desire.)

(You must put a transition sentence, here)

VI. Statement of Objection to your Argument: #1

a. Further explanation of the objection

b. Your refutation of the objection

c. Evidence to support your refutation

VII. Statement of Objection to your Argument #2

a. Further explanation of the objection

b. Your refutation of the objection

c. Evidence to support your refutation

(You may add more than two Objections and Refutations if you desire)

VIII. Summary

a. Re-statement of the first thing you want your audience to remember about your speech.

b. Re-statement of the second thing you want your audience to remember

c. Re-statement of the third thing you want your audience to remember

IX. Clincher

a. Figure out a snappy way to end your speech, here.

b. You might want to create a picture in your audience’s mind of the world as you are trying to “sell” it to them.

The Minimum Requirements

I. Topic:

A. Original

B. Appropriate for purpose and audience

C. Substantive

D. Narrowed sufficiently

5 points

II. Introduction:

A. Captured attention

B. Stated thesis

C. Related topic to audience

D. Established credibility

E. Previewed main points

F. Provided transition to body

20 points

III. Body:

A. Organized main points effectively to persuade

B. Included transitions between main points

C. Constructed effective argument for position in terms of:

1. Appropriateness for topic and audience

2. Clear logic

3. Quantity of evidence

4. Quality of evidence

5. Number of sources (at least 3)

6. Identification of sources

7. Use of appeals to emotions, values, motivations

D. Used visual aids appropriately

1. Clear explanations

2. Neat, easy-to-see design

3. Relevant to purpose and audience

E. Used language appropriate to:

1. Topic

2. Audience

50 points

IV. Conclusion:

A. Restated thesis

B. Reviewed argument

C. Ended with a memorable final appeal to audience to adopted speaker’s position/action

20 points

V. Delivery:

A. Used adequate and inclusive eye contact

B. Used effective vocal delivery (appropriate rate and volume, clear articulation, varied inflection, an no vocal fillers)

C. Used effective physical delivery (posture, gestures, movement)

D. Contributed to credibility by emphasizing speaker’s sincerity, confidence, and dynamism

30 points

VI. Time Limit: 3 min. English 8 / 5 min. Advanced English 8 Length of Speech _____________

10 points

VII. Outline:

A. Included specific purpose

B. Included thesis statement

C. Followed rules for numeration and indentations

D. Used sentences

E. Typewritten

25 points